Verizon Wireless Center
Location 1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001
Opened February 3, 1995
Owner City of Mankato
Operator City of Mankato
Surface 200' x 100' (hockey)
Former names Mankato Civic Center, Midwest Wireless Civic Center, Alltel Center
Tenants Minnesota State University Mavericks
(Ice Hockey)

Minnesota Purple Rage (IFL) (2000)

Capacity 5,280 (ice hockey)
8,200 (concerts)

The Verizon Wireless Center is a 5,280-seat (8,200 for concerts) multi-purpose arena, in Mankato, Minnesota, built in 1995.

It is home to the Minnesota State University Mavericks ice hockey team and hosts musical performances and other events.

Prior to the building of the arena, MSU played their home games at All Seasons Arena, built in 1974, which is now their main practice facility.

The arena's naming sponsor is Verizon Wireless, one of America's major wireless phone companies.

In 1998, locally-headquartered phone company Midwest Wireless purchased naming rights to the Civic Center. With Alltel's acquisition of Midwest Wireless, the facility's name was officially changed in July 2007. The name changed in 2009 after Alltel was purchased by Verizon Wireless.

The south side of the complex incorporates the restored exterior of the First National Bank of Mankato, a delightful 1913 Prairie School building.

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Primarily, the Center hosts hockey games and conventions.

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